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March 2020

Passive House: Planning and Design Seminar

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This one day seminar from instructor and Passive House expert Michael Duclos covers: Understand the energy efficiency of conventional construction. Identify the purpose, principles, and development of Passive House. Examine the architectural elements of Passive Houses. Learn about mechanical and electrical systems in Passive houses. Explore Passive House case studies Consider Passive House design for single and multifamily projects Information and registration is available through HalfMoon Seminars here. 

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Local Environmental Action Conference

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PHMA is proud to be a Lead Sponsor of this year's Local Environmental Action Conference, co-hosted by Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network. This annual gathering brings together hundreds of community leaders and activists to share the skills you need to make change, learn more about the problems facing our health, environment and climate today, and be inspired to keep up the fight. Register before February 9 to get discounted registration.

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PHMass March Meeting: Passive House & Net-Zero Advocacy

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Advocacy Summit: Passive House as the Platform for Net-Zero, Electrification, and Carbon-Free Buildings Join us for our special March meeting, co-sponsored by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), for a roundtable summit on emerging issues in the building industry including local bans on new fossil fuel infrastructure, policies to encourage building electrification, and updates to the Stretch Code for Net-Zero. Will discuss how Passive House provides a platform for these transitions and fuels our…

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Workshop: Avoiding Common Mistakes for Multifamily Passive House Designers, Developers and Builders

March 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Presenter: David Salamon, CPHD, CPHC, Re:Vision Architecture Though this presentation focuses on helping passive house designers, builders, and developers avoid common mistakes on multifamily residences, the lessons presented will be relevant for other project types as well.  Many people who take on Passive House are not aware of the nested certifications, which can add cost and cause problems if not accounted for early.  Additionally, this presentation will illustrate where corners are often cut and seemingly innocuous decisions that can have a substantial…

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NESEA BuildingEnergy Boston

March 23 - March 24

The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is an event designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,200 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. The theme of BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 is Transforming Existing Buildings, with additional emphasis on decarbonization and on bringing more diverse communities into the discussion. The 2020 conference will be held at the…

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